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Young onset dementia.(Review)
March 1, 2004... Postgrad Med J 2004;80:125-139. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2003.011171 Young onset dementia is a challenging clinical problem with potentially devastating medical and social consequences. The differential diagnosis is wide, and includes a number of rare sporadic and hereditary diseases. However,...
How to assess epidemiological studies.(Review)
March 1, 2004... Postgrad Med J 2004;80:140-147. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2003.012633 Assessing the quality of an epidemiological study equates to assessing whether the inferences drawn from it are warranted when account is taken of the methods, the representativeness of the study sample, and the nature of the...
Analgesia for patients with advanced disease: I.(Review)(pain management in diseases like cancer)
March 1, 2004... Postgrad Med J 2004;80:148-154. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2003.015511 This series of two articles explores the challenge of managing pain in patients with advanced malignant and non-malignant disease. Pain is a common symptom in advanced disease. Despite guidance from organisations such as the...
Fungal empyema thoracis complicating treatment of oesophageal carcinoma.(Images in Medicine)(Brief Article)
March 1, 2004... A 56 year old man with locally advanced oesophageal carcinoma was admitted with neutropenic (0.6 X [10.sup.9]/1) sepsis 10 days after chemotherapy with etoposide, cisplatin, and capecitabine. At presentation there was evidence of marked respiratory compromise and subsequent chest...
Antiplatelet therapy in cardiovascular disease.(Cardiology Update)
March 1, 2004... Postgrad Med J 2004;80:155-164. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2003.007062 Platelet activation and aggregation are considered to be central to arterial thrombus formation. Antiplatelet therapy is therefore important for both the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Aspirin, the most...